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Austrian elections

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The regular people of Austria don’t want any more Muslim immigration, and who can blame them?

What’s amazing is that so many regular people have had their minds controlled by the elites, and let them ruin the countries they grew up in by allowing massive immigration from less developed countries.

In the United States, where Trump won the election, partially because of his anti-immigration stance, but only partially so, we are still far short of unanimous agreement among the regular people that we need to put a stop to immigration. And until we have such agreement among the regular people, the danger is very real that in 2021 we get another open-borders administration which undoes everything Trump did.

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October 16, 2017 at 11:41 am

Civil war in Iraq?

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I’m rooting for the Kurds.

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October 16, 2017 at 8:20 am

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U.K. ready to contribute one puny mini-sized aircraft carrier to Korean war effort

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4960972/Britain-draws-battle-plan-case-North-Korea-war.html

The United Kingdom once had the most feared fleet on the high seas, and now this is their only aircraft carrier. So sad.

Of course, aircraft carriers are sitting ducks against any country with decent long-range anti-ship missiles.

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October 10, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Best comment on Catalonia

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By Greg Pandatshang:

If Catalonians are afraid of businesses leaving and of not being part of the EU, then they don’t really want independence that much.

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October 10, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Spanish civil war coming?

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Does anyone in Western Europe still have the stomach to fight a real civil war? It sure would be cool if Carles Puigdemont stepped up and became the George Washington of Catalonia. Remember the words of Patrick Henry, “Give me liberty or give me death.” I think that in modern times, everyone is too much of wuss to risk their lives for liberty.

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October 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm

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Spain vs Catalonia?

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Who am I supposed to root for? This whole situation is a surprise to me. There was no hint of a Catalonian separatist movement in the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

My instinct is to root for Catalonian independence. Seldom has anything good come from forcing people of different ethnicities to live together when they don’t want to.

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October 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm

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ISIS attack in Edmonton

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http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/police-investigating-acts-of-terrorism-eps-officer-and-four-civilians-injured-in-series-of-attacks-1.3614221

Thousands of Syrian refugees have been settled in Alberta during the past three years. I predict that the perpetrator is a Syrian refugee, proving that Trump was right, but we will see.

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October 1, 2017 at 8:19 am

What does Kim want? With a lesson from Star Trek

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Kim wants to stay in power for the rest of his life. And Kim wants to be considered an Important World Leader. The latter shouldn’t be discounted as being less of a motivation for Kim than the former. Kim believes that all of the Important World Leaders have nuclear weapons, so he wants them also.

Under the Western view, this makes Kim an evil person. He doesn’t care about the people of North Korea except that they serve his goal of being an Important World Leader. He’s not interested in running his country to make life better for the millions of regular people who live there. Their lives would get a lot better if Kim left and gave up his nuclear weapons. Then the rest of the world would do business with North Korea and there would be a huge increase in quality of life. Certainly, people would stop starving to death.

Since it doesn’t look like anything will ever dissuade Kim from following his set course of action, and we’re too wussy to risk war in order to get rid of him (if you consider worrying about the destruction of South Korea either by conventional artillery or nuclear bombs to be a wussy concern), we should consider the alternative of giving Kim what he wants and pretending like he’s an Important World Leader.

It always seemed to be that, in a lot of Star Trek: TNG episodes, Captain Picard could have solved a lot of problems if he just humored hostile aliens rather than always being a prick to them and trying to push Federation values on them. Of course that only applied to technologically advanced aliens. If aliens weren’t advanced enough, that would trigger the Prime Directive, and Picard wasn’t even allowed to reveal his presence to them. Nor did it apply to Klingons, who were like the Muslims of the future in that the Federation had to put up with their Klingon crap and couldn’t just admit they were an irredeemable race which the galaxy would be better off without.

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September 27, 2017 at 9:25 am

Islamic terrorism on the London subway?

It sounds like a lone-wolf type of Islamic terrorism (if there had been more outside help, there surely would have been a more powerful explosion), but nothing is known, so we can’t be 100% sure that’s what it is.

UPDATE 9:41 AM

1. The bomb failed to explode properly (otherwise there would have been many deaths).

2. Reading between the lines, the UK authorities have evidence that the bomber is a Muslim. (The definition of evidence: something that has any tendency to make a fact or hypothesis more or less probable than it would be without the evidence.)

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September 15, 2017 at 8:02 am

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The Myanmar situation

Myanmar is the nation formally known as Burma.

You need to read between the lines of this BBC article.

The huge exodus of Rohingya from Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and the brutal tactics of the security forces, have stirred up strong condemnations of the Nobel Laureate and de-facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has defended her government’s actions as a legitimate response to terrorism.

Even a Nobel Peace Prize winner doesn’t want a bunch of Muslims living in her country, not after they’ve started doing the Islamic terrorism thing.

Much of the Burmese population agrees with the official view that they are not citizens of Myanmar, but illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, even though many Rohingya families have been in the country for generations.

A sentence which seems more like propaganda than fact. What percentage of Rohingya families have been in the country for “generations”? “Many” is a meaningless word. A hundred families could mean “many,” while the other hundred thousand Rohingya families are actually from Bangladesh.

Inside Rakhine State, the local Buddhist population are even more hostile. Conflict between them and the Rohingya – who they refer to as Bengalis – goes back many decades.

Many Rakhine Buddhists believe they will eventually become a minority, and fear that their identity will be destroyed.

That has always been the Islamic game plan, it’s not paranoia.

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September 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

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